Trish takes aim in push to have fellow residents shooting hoops
NETBALL might just be the latest item on the program for Ridgehaven Aged Care residents in Monto.
The care facilities’ youngest resident, 44-year-old Trish Keitley, was given a basketball hoop by her brother Neville and his partner Jenny Keitley last Tuesday, and now she has big plans for the courtyard’s new landmark.
“It would be good if we could get the staff to play against the residents.
“I’m not sure who would win, but I am going to do lots of practice shooting hoops,” Trish said.
Despite concerns for the surrounding potplants, Trish practised enthusiastically on Sunday morning and managed to sink seven goals in a row.
The game has been a favourite for Trish after she was first inspired by her talented netballing niece, Hallee.
“Hallee is a great player, no one needs to give her tips, she thinks of them all herself,” she said.
But sister-in-law Jenny Keitley thinks there are definitely two netball-playing prodigies in the family.
“Trish can shoot a goal, that’s for sure,” she said.
“I think she would definitely be the best shot on any team.”
Mrs Keitley said she was also happy Trish now could keep herself fit and active in the Ridgehaven backyard.
ON TARGET: Monto’s Trish Keitley hopes to start up a Ridgehaven residents versus staff netball competition, using her new hoop.